Monthly Archives: November 2015

New Historical Romance from Bethany House

Have you checked out this new release from Bethany House Fiction?  Releasing 1 December (or 24 November if you use Kindle AU!) Please note:  The description below is taken directly from  I have not reviewed this novel. Until the … Continue reading

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  “No one’s going to run you out of town.”  The teakettle whistled, and Elizabeth got up to make the tea.  “Yes, leaving Livvy here and taking off who-knows-where was a big mistake.  No one knows that better than you … Continue reading

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Caveat Lector!

A word to the wise.  I should perhaps have this engraved on a plaque above my bed (and maybe a few other strategic places around the house)! “Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up … Continue reading

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Memorable Characters

I don’t know about you, but I find it pretty boring when an author introduces a character by simply describing what they look like (or by relating their life’s story).  But I love it when an author captures the essence … Continue reading

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‘Increase your vocabulary’ challenge

I have created my own new category of romance novel using today’s word: Histrionic Romance. histrionic  (adj) – excessively theatrical or dramatic in character and style. histrionics (n) – melodramatic behaviour designed to attract attention. By extension, histrionic romances are romances … Continue reading

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My Brother’s Crown (Mindy Starns Clark & Leslie Gould) – Review

This book essentially contains two stories: one set in the present day (narrated in the first person), and one set in France in 1685 (narrated in the third person). In the present, Renee Talbot’s family have had the sole surviving … Continue reading

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‘Increase your vocabulary’ challenge

It’s time for an ‘Increase your vocabulary’ challenge.  Today’s word is: Obstreperous (adj) – noisy, clamorous, or boisterous.  Resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner.  Unruly. What a fantastic word!  And much underutilised.  How many opportunities can you find … Continue reading

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Thought for the day…

“A man with a scant vocabulary will almost certainly be a weak thinker. The richer and more copious one’s vocabulary and the greater one’s awareness of fine distinctions and subtle nuances of meaning, the more fertile and precise is likely … Continue reading

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Tamera Alexander special!

TODAY ONLY SPECIAL!  The first two novels in Tamera Alexander’s “Belle Meade Plantation” Series are only $1.99 each at Amazon and iBooks!    

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Blood of a Stone (Jeanne Lyet Gassman) – Book Review

“Awakened by his own screams, he lay in his bed, shaking, drenched in the stink of his fear, uncertain of what was real and what was imagined.” I will admit, I initially judged this book by its cover (which looks … Continue reading

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